2020/21 - Covey Out and About
Nambour Heritage Tramway
Covey Associates is proud to be associated with the new Nambour Heritage Tramway which is currently underway in Nambour.
Coveys will oversee and collaborate extensively with a range of specialty engineers, tradesperson and in particular with Mr Russell Anderson on the build.
Check out the latest news articles on the Nambour Heritage Tramway tram:
Congratulations Anthony - iAward - Merit Winners 2021
Big congratulations to Anthony for his effort in being a “Merit Winner” in the iAwards (Australian Innovation Digital Awards) on behalf of Covey Associates on 23 June 2021.
Anthony was assisted in this by Tecoda in the programming side.
The competition was extremely strong and although we were not the winner in this segment, the actual winner had spent 2.5 years developing their software and subsequently sold it to large American Water & Waste companies.
In our case, Anthony has spent only four (4) months in the development of the Ember – Fire Analysis Software so to come second, is a huge endorsement for his work.
Well done Anthony.
15 Year Club
2020 marked the 15th consecutive year that Christopher Camp has worked with Covey Associates.
Chris commenced with Kevin in Nambour in 1992 and has a total of 26 years service after spending a few years travelling and working overseas in 1996-97 and 2004-05.
We congratulate Chris on his high level of commitment to the company.
Christopher Camp has recently become a Director of Covey Associates and works across all disciplines as the General Manager.
Recent key projects include the Pelican Waters Southern Lakes Precinct, the Parklakes Estates and the Good Samaritan Catholic College in Bli Bli.
30 Years in Business
Covey Associates celebrated the major milestone of 30 years in business in 2020 and founder, Kevin Covey, understands the importance of hindsight.
Covey Associates opened their Head Office on the Sunshine Coast in July 1990 and have since expanded to offices in Tamworth, Armidale and North Lakes. During the mining boom, there were also offices in Gladstone and Rockhampton, as well as internationally with projects in Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Canada, China and Dubai.
Teamwork and innovation have always been the cornerstones of Covey’s success and the professional team has collaborated with colleagues from across the world on innovative systems for creating environmentally acclaimed and award-winning floating and constructed wetlands, water quality work for a greenfield CBD’s, and designing new battery operated remote controlled lure systems for increased safety on greyhound race courses for the greyhound racing industry in Australia and overseas.
It has been an extra challenging year due to the impacts of the coronavirus, but we have always looked forward to the year 2020 and all it signifies. It’s special to reach the milestone of 30 years but the greater reward is to reflect on how many projects, developments and buildings we have been instrumental in designing.
Staff News 2020
This year we welcomed to the Covey team, Jarren Vels (Civil), Abby Went (Administration) and Scott Condon (Structural).
Anthony Power, our former Principal Landscape Architect is back, though this time in a slightly different role. He returns to Covey Associates as our Senior Bushfire Consultant.
Covey Associates employ the latest wildfire modelling software, SPARK developed by the CSIRO to model bushfire behaviour and risk. The SPARK platform is capable of modelling 1,000’s of fire scenarios across the landscape to characterise potential fire behaviour and radiant heat flux modelling based on user defined inputs.
Our bushfire modelling and analytics capability is sure to ignite interest and we look forward to delivering this cutting edge service to land managers, policy makers and the wider development community.